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Three new deputies sworn in Columbia County

DAYTON-Sheriff Joe Helm administered the Oath of Office to three new deputies to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday April 26, 2022.

Two of the deputies are lateral hires from other agencies. Deputy Blake Ahlers transferred from the Walla Walla Police Department. Deputy Payden Teel served at the Wapato Police Department before joining CCSO.

Deputy David Walling graduated number one in his class at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission's academy in Burien, Wash.

Introducing the new deputies the Sheriff's Office said, "Please join us in welcoming these fine young men to our community. They look forward to serving all of you."


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